Durban cop shot in botched cash-in-transit heist

20 April 2021 - 17:23 By orrin singh
The scene along Dr AB Xuma Street in Durban central where a police officer was shot and badly injured on Tuesday.
The scene along Dr AB Xuma Street in Durban central where a police officer was shot and badly injured on Tuesday.
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A Durban police officer was shot in a botched cash-in-transit heist at the Workshop in the CBD on Tuesday. 

Rescue Care's Kyle van Reenen said paramedics responded to a call about a shooting near a popular shopping mall in Dr AB Xuma Street about 4pm. 

"On arrival, a male police officer was found to have suffered a gunshot wound to his chest and was in a serious condition. Advanced life support emergency care practitioners worked to stabilise the man while he was rushed to a nearby hospital for further immediate definitive care."

Van Reenen said reports from the scene indicated that the officer took fire from a number of armed suspects during an attempted cash-in-transit robbery.

"The police will be investigating the matter further."

The police have been approached for comment. 

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